A Parrot - South German, Circa 1600

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Artwork: A Parrot - South German, Circa 1600
Size: height (including plinth): 27 cm
Medium: Bronze, brown patina.
Creation year: 1600
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
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Provenance: Neumeister Auction 19/06/1990, lot 113

Neumeister Munich

Date: 2019-10-22
Lot Number: 52
Notes: Perched on a branch, head slightly tilted to the right. Beak with remnants of gilding. Plinth in the form of a tree stump (later?). Remarkably naturalistic reproduction of the plumage with meticulous surface detail. Possibly formerly part of a table clock. Comparable, for example, with a South German figurine clock of the period (circa 1580/90) in the form of a parrot in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (inventory no. Kunstkammer, 6862)